Armed ViolenceNews

Road Workers’ Clash Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Southwest Nigeria

A violent clash between road workers led to the death of an unnamed person with three other persons sustaining injuries from the incident.

One person has died and three others wounded during a clash between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Akure, Ondo State capital, Southwest Nigeria, police said on Tuesday, March 9. 

The clash, according to a report by Channels Television, started around 8 a.m. when angry commercial drivers started attacking each other. 

Vehicles were also vandalised in the clash while traders, commuters, and pedestrians ran for safety.

It was not immediately clear what led to the clash.

Speaking to HumAngle, Tee-Leo Ikoro, the police spokesperson in Ondo confirmed that one person was killed in the clash.

“We have been able to restore calm and normalcy to the state, we are working to make arrests but you know it’s not easy. As soon as we make arrests we will find out what really happened,” he said.

He alleged that the union had been known to be “very violent in nature” but hoped that they reach a resolution soon to avoid future recurrences.

On Monday, March 1, the Ondo State Government announced the suspension of the activities of the Road Transport Employers (RTEAN) and NURTW.

Doyin Odebowale, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, in an announcement explained that the decision was to foster peace by allowing the unions to meet and settle their differences, thereby preventing violent clashes among them.


Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means without proper attribution to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
Translate »